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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 30, 2014

Dot Adams Dorothy Adams, 80, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at a local hospital. She was the loving wife of former County Commissioner Curtis D. Adams. She was a wonderful mother to

Nan Baker

Mary Catherine "Nan" Baker, 72, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. She was a member of the

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown, 79, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home

Jack Burnett

Jack Burnett, 70, passed into heaven on Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side. Condolences may be sent to Funeral services will be held 3
Orsen "O.R." Crawley Jr., 94, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Erlanger Hosptial. O.R. was a longtime resident of Rhea County, a member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton. He was a veteran
Robert Daniels Jr., 67, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his residence. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with
Martha Frances Horton Dattilo, 83, died Saturday, June 28, 2014. Services were held Sunday afternoon. She will be laid to rest in Rhea Memory Gardens. Please share memories of Martha on her online guest
Melvin Perkins Dews Sr., 73, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Chattanooga. He was a former employee of Sterchis Furniture Company and the City of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by
Robert "Don" Garrett, 86, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday June 28, 2014. He served the Chattanooga Police Department for 33 1/2 years, retiring as Sergeant, and then worked

Daisy Gaugher

Rock spring
Daisy Lee Gauger, 85, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014. She was a 12-year member of the
Barbara Blanton Godwin, 72, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, after a series of illnesses. She is a born-again child of God and was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church. She is survived by her
Ruth Greene, 85, a native of Holcomb, Miss., passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. She had lived in Chattanooga since 1964. She was a long time member of Silverdale Baptist Church where she

Sue Holliefield

Janet Sue Holliefield, 56, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was of the Christian faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Isie and Dollie
Calvin "C.J."Jenkins Sr., 79, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home chapel. Family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today, June

Laura Lindsey

Laura Lee Trundle Lindsey, 89, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she graduated from Ringgold High School in 1942, was a member of Woodstation United Methodist Church
Vera Hestermann Linz, 94, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her Hixson home. She was a faithful wife and a hard-working, gracious mother and grandmother. She participated in the body of New Salem

Betty Jo Little

Betty Jo Little, 86, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014. She was a dedicated homemaker and caregiver. Her favorite pastime was spent enjoying the company of her family. She also enjoyed collecting antiques. Betty

Yvonne McPeake

Yvonne Johnson McPeake, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her residence with her family by her side. She was a native of Pikeville, Tenn., where
Minnie Lou Petty, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence. The body will lie in state at 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to
Earlene Graves Roberts, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, one week shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born July 4, 1922, to Almena Cheever Graves and Earl Elsworth Graves

John Robinson

John Clyde Robinson, 69, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, June 27, 2014. He was born December 25, 1944 in Murfreesboro. He was a 1962 graduate of East Ridge High
Elizabeth Whitely-Spaulding DUNLAP Elizabeth Jo Ann Whiteley-Spaulding, infant daughter of Jennifer Whiteley and Ralph Spaulding, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles
Dexter Talley Sr. passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Lawrence Marcus Watts, 67, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Madres Watts. Survivors

Billie Westbrooke

Fort oglethorpe
Willie "Billie" H. Westbrooke, 90, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Billie was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and member of Fort Oglethorpe

Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wesley Wilson, 67, of LaFayette died Saturday, June 28, 2014. He is a member of New Harvest
Annice Wooden, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Young Hee Yun, 88, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Brevard, N.C. Survivors include daughters, Nan Roberts, Kyung Sook Han, Kap Soon Kim and Mung Son Kim; son, Sang Young Kim; 13 grandchildren
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...